From a very young age, I have been obsessed with creativity in its many forms. I excelled at art in school, but sadly did not progress down this path until much later in life, instead pursuing a much more academic education and career. I began my working life as an admin clerk, progressing to secretary/receptionist and personal assistant. From there I had a career break to raise my family of 4, and whilst my 4th was very young, started my own childminding business. This lasted a few years, and then I had a big change of direction and started my own interior design and interiors decorating business which I absolutely loved. However, the Covid outbreak put a stop to my interiors endeavours, and it was during that time that I started to paint again, and found that I still had the talent, but also such a fiery passion to pursue this new creative avenue. I made a choice to focus on this whilst in lockdown, and to be honest, I have found it nigh on impossible to put it down. So I decided to focus on the art as a full time career! My love of interior design is still very much alive, and so mixing the 2 passions has been a very easy choice for me.
My style of art is still very much evolving, but have found my favourite medium to be oil paints, so you will find they feature a lot in my repertoire. But I still experiment with other forms and mediums, alcohol inks being another favourite of mine and very very different from oils.
I take my inspiration from my surroundings, trying to capture colours, movement and architecture of nature onto canvas. You will often find me taking photographs of clouds, flowers, landscapes and seascapes on my daily walks in the beautiful Kent countryside with my dog and husband. I tend to stick with Impressionism as a style, which from time to time slips into realism, depending on what I am painting, but whatever I paint, I paint with my heart, capturing the emotion of the moment, enveloping you into the scene. So whether its slightly moody and atmospheric or still and peaceful, it's more than a painting, but an experience.